Our leaders

  • Brian Burd

    Lead pastor

    Brian is the founding and lead pastor of Vineyard Christian Church. He preaches about 40 Sundays a year, has oversight of Adult Ministries, and has primary responsibility for setting the vision and direction of the church. Brian was born in Zanesville, OH and has been married to his wife, Michelle since 1988. They have two sons, Aaron and Austin, and reside in Pataskala. Brian came to faith at a young age in a Pentecostal church. He enjoys reading, Ohio State football, backyard football with his sons, and trying new restaurants. His favorite movie is Gladiator. He highly recommends the book "What is the Mission of the Church?" by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert.  

  • STan Tinon


    Stan was born and raised in central Ohio, and lives with his wife Adelle outside of Newark.  They have been married 38 years and have two grown daughters.  At VCC Stan heads up the "Walking With Jesus" program, leads a mid-week CONNECT group, and is part of both the preaching team and the worship team.  He loves woodworking, reading, and especially teaching (a gift that is frequently used at both VCC and in foreign mision settings, primarily Cuba).  Stan recommends the book:  Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi.  His favorite movie is Casablanca.



    Kentrell was born in Columbus, Ohio and got involved with youth ministry at the age of 19.  For several years he has used his gifts as a Spoken Word artist and passionate communicator to inspire teenagers and young adults.  As Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, he is now responsible for the spiritual development for students from 6th-12th grade, as well as for the young adults in the church.  Kentrell highly recommends the book "All In" by Mark Batterson.

  • Tirzah Hammond

    Children's Ministry Director

    Tirzah leads F.L.I.G.H.T. School, our ministry to kids through 4th grade. She is a founding member of the church and has led the children's ministry since the church was planted in 2005. She is married to Jeff and has three daughters, Erin, Audrey, and Jamie. She was born in Seville, Spain, and resides with her family in Granville, OH.  

  • Michelle Burd

    Connections and Worship Director

    Michelle oversees those ministries that facilitate initial connections with God and others at VCC, such as Sunday worship services, visitor lunches, Newcomer's Class, and fellowship events. Additionally, Michelle serves as our Worship Director. She is married to our lead pastor and is mom to Aaron and Austin. She was born in St. Paul, MN and grew up in Columbus, OH. She enjoys volunteering at her kids' schools and spending time with family and friends.

  • Heather Tran

    Administrative Assistant & Nursery/Toddler Ministry Coordinator

    Heather serves as the Administrative Assistant and also leads the Nursery and Toddler Ministry, infants through 3 years old. She is happily married to her husband Vi and together they have four kids: Nick, Sydney, Samantha, and Vivianna. She enjoys raising chickens, watching Taiwanese dramas, and loves Jesus. She enjoys spending time with her family and her favorite movie is The Sound of Music.